#KeralaFloods: Kochi airport to remain shut till August 29; rescue operations called off

India’s Southern Naval command Wednesday called off its 14-day long rescue operations in the flood-hit Kerala, as there were no more requests for evacuation as waters receding in affected areas, PTI reported.

It also said the Naval personnel rescued a total of 16,005 people during ‘Operation Madad’, launched on August 9 for assisting the state administration and undertaking disaster relief operations.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan greeted the people of Kerala on the occasion of Eid

Muslims collect fund for the victims of Kerala floods after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. (PTI Photo) 

Kochi Airport to remain closed

Income tax officials to donate one day salary for relief efforts in Kerala

Income tax officials have decided to donate their one-day salary to aid the relief operations in flood-hit Kerala, news agency PTI reported.

“The Indian Revenue Service Association (an all-India body) expresses its deep concern and empathy with the disaster affected people of Kerala facing unprecedented floods in the state,” according to an official statement issued today.

The statement said that all officers of the Indian Revenue Service (IRSS) Association will contribute at least one day’s salary towards the disaster relief for the affected people of Kerala.

“We hope that the people of Kerala will soon overcome the calamity,” it said.

Actor Jayaram handing over new Onam clothes to flood affected at a relief camp in Ernakulam district. (Express photo)

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